Windows 10: Advice on recuva and selling hard drive

Discus and support Advice on recuva and selling hard drive in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have just sold a laptop for a good price and had intended to replace the hard drive with a new one before sale. However I can't get the hard drive... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Hazel123, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. Hazel123 Win User

    Advice on recuva and selling hard drive


    I have just sold a laptop for a good price and had intended to replace the hard drive with a new one before sale. However I can't get the hard drive cover off as there are a couple of deeply embedded screws with broken threads, so decided to leave the drive in and wipe it a couple of times. The laptop was hardly used since the current ssd drive was installed but there may have been some passwords or bank details done at some point. So I did internal secure erase two or three times. And then ran Recuva just to check nothing left on it.

    On the first run of Recuva it only found four files, which were clearly Windows install files. I then did a deep scan and it has found 131314 files! I am assuming most of these are the Windows 10 OS (20H2) but it is an awful lot of files to look through. Any tips as to how I can quickly tell by looking if any are files that could compromise security?

    :)
     
    Hazel123, Nov 24, 2020
    #1

  2. Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Heres a much easier hack that I realized quite a few years ago that really does work!

    REQUIREMENTS:
    • Hard drive with molex power connection.
    • PSU with more than 1 strand that has molex plugs on it.
    • Wire strippers, soldering iron if you're fancy, electrical tape if you're not.
    STEPS:
    • Take the strand of connectors from your PSU, and decide which one will be the donator for this overclocking adventure.
    • Cut the yellow and orange cables, then twist them together.
    • Find the power connector you've chosen as the overclocking connector, and release the orange cable from the connector. Now use your preferred method to bind them together, then place it back together.
    • Plug in a drive and feel the speed!
    Congratulations! You've just overclocked your hard drive!
     
    Sir B. Fannybottom, Nov 24, 2020
    #2
  3. little cat, Nov 24, 2020
    #3
  4. Mathragh Win User

    Advice on recuva and selling hard drive

    Overclock your hard drive!!!

    Wut =D

    what is that supposed to accomplish?
     
    Mathragh, Nov 24, 2020
    #4
Thema:

Advice on recuva and selling hard drive

Loading...
  1. Advice on recuva and selling hard drive - Similar Threads - Advice recuva selling

  2. Mom's PC Advice Hard drive issues

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Mom's PC Advice Hard drive issues: Hello All Wondering something just did a Crystal Disk info check on Mom's PC, her one and only C Drive shows Caution Reallocated Sectors, Hard drive is original drive from 2012, Doing system image backup now, but if i do install my newer spare Toshiba 1tb drive for hers, i...
  3. Advice re: new hard drive

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Advice re: new hard drive: I bought a new Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB drive a few weeks ago in an attempt to fix a problem PC. I may have to scrap the machine (as still cant be fixed) and i wanted to ask are these viable options for my new £765 drive. 1. buy a machine with an HHD and add my SSD drive as a...
  4. Advice re: new hard drive

    in Windows 10 Support
    Advice re: new hard drive: I bought a new Samsung 850 EVO 500 GB drive a few weeks ago in an attempt to fix a problem PC. I may have to scrap the machine (as still cant be fixed) and i wanted to ask are these viable options for my new £765 drive. 1. buy a machine with an HHD and add my SSD drive as a...
  5. Is Recuva safe to use?

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Is Recuva safe to use?: Last year CCleaner contained malicious code and users were told to restore from a backup and update to the latest version CCleaner. I've tried my best to research this issue, and so far haven't found any articles, but is Recuva safe? I'm assuming when the malicious code...
  6. External hard drive . I need advice

    in Windows 10 Backup and Restore
    External hard drive . I need advice: I just bought an external hard drive and it has their software . So my question is should I use their software or use what I already have on my computer . what happens if I clean that drive of all software or do I have to learn all that stuff from the drive manufacture? and...
  7. Microsoft Surface Pro Hard Drive Advice

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Microsoft Surface Pro Hard Drive Advice: All, I need to replace the hard drive in my Surface Pro. Does anyone have any recommendations on where I can order one? Any particular one that's high quality but not too expensive? Also, any good tutorial on how to replace one in a Surface??? Have a good day! Craig...
  8. Failed Hard Drive - No Bootable Devices found!! Advice please!

    in Windows 10 Support
    Failed Hard Drive - No Bootable Devices found!! Advice please!: My SSD hardrive failed in my Dell Inspiron 15 laptop a few weeks ago with a "No Bootable Devices Found" error message at startup BIOS. I was hoping some of you have experience salvaging data in these type of situations. What I've tried I tried loading Ubuntu on a thumb...
  9. New W10 Hard Drive advice, keeping W7 HD available ?

    in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade
    New W10 Hard Drive advice, keeping W7 HD available ?: Hi. I have W7 64 bit running on a WD 3.5” 500gb SATA internal drive, 5400RPM with 32MB Buffer, I wish to keep this drive and all its information available after a clean install of W10 64bit. I have now purchased a new WD 1TB SATA drive, 7200RPM with 64MB buffer, on this...
  10. Selling Laptop need advice to clean my Windows 10

    in Windows 10 Support
    Selling Laptop need advice to clean my Windows 10: I am selling my Asus laptop on Ebay and need to ship it to the buyer with a clean install of Windows 10 Creators Update (not a Preview or Insider version). I don't want my MS Account associated with this PC. What should I change and point me in the right direction. The...